The Philly Phanatic appeared in AIM Academy's ACC gym Tuesday, May 16 during a special assembly with SEPTA as AIM students helped the regional transit system kick off its fifth-annual system-wide Safety Day event which features AIM students' art illustrating the PSA message to "Respect the Train."
AIM, which is located directly across from the Miquon Regional Rail Station and has almost 40 students who use SEPTA to get to and from school each day, was a natural partner for SEPTA in promoting train safety. SEPTA asked AIM Academy students to draw posters showing the Philadelphia region what train safety means to them.
SEPTA administrators then chose seven poster designs created by 8 AIM students (7 of them in Lower School and one in Middle School) that are being featured on car cards on SEPTA buses and trains, at train stations with video capabilities, on a SEPTA art-wrapped bus, and on the Authority's website as part of the ongoing "Respect the Train" campaign. Our AIM students are also featured in a SEPTA video explaining their posters and what train safety means to them.
6 ABC Action News was on hand to record the fun with the Phillie Phanatic during the kick off event (See the 12 pm News Clip here) and the school was featured on the ISEPTA blog. And be sure to watch our AIM students in SEPTA's video on their new Respect the Train page.